ric conn

Artist’s Statement

My work is concerned not with objective reality but rather the subjective perspective—positive or negative. Distortion, exaggeration, and fantasy are the filters through which I paint the modern world in order to evoke moods or ideas. When an idea presents itself I am motivated to explore that subject in drawings and paintings.

My work is not conventional, academic, or the new modernism. I am creating a new avant-garde.

My style is expressionistic. Non realistic and nonacademic  modern art explains my style. Also, the emotion of the subject and the energy from within myself  drive the creation of the piece. I am mostly inspired by Picasso, Matisse, Emil Nolde, Edvard Munch, Ernst Kirchner, Otto Dix. I follow none of the current trends.

The unrelenting knowledge that I was born and artist and will die an artist has enabled me to persevere and to understand myself, to create my own way.



Current Series: Nudes